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Forum: Feature this!
 Topic: Solarsystem earrings
Re: Solarsystem earrings [message #114548 is a reply to message #114544 ] Sun, 26 April 2015 00:05 UTC
avatar shawn_halayka  is currently offline shawn_halayka
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Too cool. :)

Forum: Shapeways Shops
 Topic: Extended description no longer under the banner?
Re: Extended description no longer under the banner? [message #114549 is a reply to message #114170 ] Sun, 26 April 2015 00:07 UTC
avatar GeorgeBell  is currently offline GeorgeBell
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FYI, it seems to be fixed now ...

Thanks, SW!!
Forum: 3D Design
 Topic: How do you create mathematical models?
Re: How do you create mathematical models? [message #114550 is a reply to message #114527 ] Sun, 26 April 2015 00:07 UTC
avatar luxxeon  is currently offline luxxeon
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I made another video of the creation of this object in Blender 2.74, with audio narration for you. You can find the video on my Youtube channel here:

https://youtu.be/_RQ3oCliF68

This contains the entire process form start to finish, with audio. Hope you can follow along much easier. If you have any questions, please let me know.


https://www.youtube.com/user/luxxeon3d
Forum: Official Announcements
 Topic: Changes to Frosted Detail Plastic on April 15th
Re: Changes to Frosted Detail Plastic on April 15th [message #114551 is a reply to message #114228 ] Sun, 26 April 2015 00:11 UTC
avatar patmat2350  is currently offline patmat2350
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Is the min size check being applied per PART, or per SHELL? (which begs the question, what is a PART?)

I have chains, with individual links smaller than the minimum... but the assembled chain is fine, larger than the min and smaller than the bounding box. But the part is failing FXD on bounding box, while it passes all checks in FUD.

Model 3368853

Frustrating, I can't order this in FXD, and no work-arounds offered through Customer Service...
Forum: General Discussion
 Topic: Can't print a part in FXD when I can in FUD....what gives?
Re: Can't print a part in FXD when I can in FUD....what gives? [message #114547 is a reply to message #114159 ] Sun, 26 April 2015 00:02 UTC
avatar patmat2350  is currently offline patmat2350
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Yes, parts that definitely fit the 50x50x200 bounding box are being failed for *not* fitting.

My suspicion: There is also a check for minimum size... I bet this is being applied to individual shells of multi-shell models. Example: I have linked chains, where any individual china link would fail the min size test... but linked together, the assembly is a reasonable size. And for whatever reason, this test is being applied to FXD but not FUD.

OK, fix it why don't you! It's been a week and a half now, and I can't order my models either. And no work-around offered from Customer Service. *Annoyed*

Re: Can't print a part in FXD when I can in FUD....what gives? [message #114552 is a reply to message #114159 ] Sun, 26 April 2015 01:26 UTC
avatar woodsworks  is currently offline woodsworks
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Well, here's a wake-up call, Shapeways! Customers are tired of waiting around for fixes to be made, and of receiving sub-standard parts sent at ridiculous freight cost. I've already found a solution to the FXD problem; I sent my files to another manufacturer, got a personal reply from the owner in the form of a quote within a day, and now my parts are being built on his 16 micron machine - Sorted! His one-off price is slightly higher than SW, but get this, he gives a good discount for multiple parts, orients the parts for best quality, and postage is charged at cost....in this case GBP2.50, which more than off-sets his higher part cost.

I wouldn't mind that there are some roll-out issues with FXD, except that even once it is fixed, it will still have the same problems as everything that has gone before, in that we are expected to put up with less-than-ideal orientation, ruthless enforcement of ridiculous rules for size of sprues and random faults with parts. I have been told by my brass caster how small I can make the sprues, so SW, don't teach me how to suck eggs, please. The last part I ordered from SW had regularly spaced grooves about 2mm apart on what should have been flat surfaces. I know I can send it back and get a replacement, but why should a defective part be sent out to me in the first place? There is also a good chance that after another three week wait the replacement part will have something wrong with it too. Is it in the hope that I won't notice? I've also had parts with delicate pins jammed in a too-small bag, breaking them off. Is that really all that US$20 postage gets you? Seriously? I'm tired of being treated like a fool.
Forum: Bug Reporting
 Topic: Downloading Product
Downloading Product [message #114553] Sun, 26 April 2015 01:59 UTC
avatar FilD  is currently offline FilD
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Registered: July 2014
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Hello,

I just listed my first product for sale.
Under preferences, I did not check the "Allow download" box, but it seems as though my product can be downloaded.
I do not want others to download this file.
Please correct this issue as soon as possible.
The product is called: "FilD Reel Earlbud Holder".

Thank you.

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